overhasty

adjective

over·​hasty ˌō-vər-ˈhā-stē How to pronounce overhasty (audio)
: excessively hasty
an overhasty marriage
… I feel many of us might have been overhasty in our judgments.Kevin McKenna

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overhasty was in the 15th century

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“Overhasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhasty. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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